Argonauts' Watkins quietly effective

Pat Watkins has been a quiet force for the Argonauts since returning to the team following the...

Pat Watkins has been a quiet force for the Argonauts since returning to the team following the conclusion of training camp. (VERONICA HENRI/TORONTO SUN)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

TORONTO - Pat Watkins resides on football’s version of an island, away from the line of scrimmage but never too far away from the action.

In three-down football, Watkins is as good as it gets, a CFL all-star whose presence can’t be measured in numbers or any stat line.

In fact, if one were to look strictly at Watkins’ numbers three weeks into the season, a conclusion gets drawn that is far from telling, but telling just the same.

There are no numbers to speak of because opposing offences are going away from Watkins, who lines up at boundary corner.


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